Thursday, September 27, 2012
How to make Friendship Bands
Friendship bands kinda get me all reminiscent of my teenage years.
I used to make those suckers like there was no tomorrow.
Rod had whipped up Lulu a wristband (pink & blue) several weeks ago and she's not taken it off, that girl has swam, slept, showered in that thing, it doesn't come off. ever.
So I thought, why not. She'll love it.
I asked her to choose the colours from my selection of threads.
And then I whipped it up.
There is no rules to how many threads you can or can't have. The more threads you have the wider it will be.
Make sure you allow enough thread to create the length you need, taking into consideration as you make it the length will shrink.
1. Tie all the threads together and stick to a hard surface, in this instance I've stuck it to my desk.
2. Take the first thread to the left and tie a knot using the second thread to the left.
3. Tie another knot using these same two threads (essentially you're making a double knot).
4. Then using the first thread move onto the next and next until you've moved the thread from left to right.
5. Start the cycle over again using the thread that is now the first one on the left.
As you continue to repeat this you'll start to see a pattern in your colour choice.
Tip: Be careful that your loose thread hanging down doesn't get tangled up.
Whilst I've made these for my children as they're still a bit young, this is a great activity for kids and a great way to tell their friends they value them.
Now, excuse me whilst I go and whip up a red, black and white one for my Saints Footy Fanatic.